|Last Updated:||February 1, 2004|
|Other Name:||Centro Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria; CENSA|
|Subordinate To:||Ministry of Higher Education (according to the Center for Defense Information)|
|Size:||CENSA occupies a 30,000 square meter site. There are 400 employees at the institute, with almost 70 percent of them involved in research and development efforts.|
The facility is relatively old with little security.
During an October 2002 visit to the center by representatives from the Center for Defense Information, two members commented that the research observed by the team appeared to be staged, while some of the buildings and laboratories did not appear to be designed for their stated purposes.
 Manuel Limonta, "Biotechnology and the Third World: Development Strategies in Cuba," Biomedical Science and the Third World, ed., Barry Bloom and Anthony Cerami, (New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 1989), pp. 325-333.
 Glenn Baker (ed.), Cuban biotechnology: A first-hand report, Washington, DC: Center for Defense Information, 20 May 2003.